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Gwendy's Button Box
Gwendy's Button Box | Stephen King
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Fantastic Stephen King novella—fast-paced and innovative. His MC Gwendy is an everywoman (or every kid) type. She encounters bullies, big decisions, and unexpected successes. But is it because of the button box she received one day when she was 13? Or is she just lucky? Set in Castle Rock, ME, for all the King aficionados. This is a great introduction to his work. And now, I plan to search out some of his co-author Richard Chizmar's writing.

tpixie I read the first two because the first one was part of my #Covertocover BookClub I hope to read the third one soon. Another good book of King‘s If you don‘t wanna go deep horror is 1mo
tpixie Interestingly , the second book is written by the co-author with King‘s blessing, and the third book is written by them both again. 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @tpixie Oh, that‘s fascinating about their co-writing. Thx! I have no issue with gore and scary stuff. And *most* of the time King is more about how horrible humans are. Need to read 11/22/63 — know I‘d love it!! 1mo
tpixie @BarbaraTheBibliophage ❤️🎃📚 1mo
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Moony
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Yeah a exciting little story. It is an interesting idea. What would you do with the button wish box?

It is a book for the #promptmaze and the #autumnbingo2022 (cozy mystery) by @Ann_Reads

@StayCurious I don't know if it is a #TeamMonsterMash team book? Is fantasy/mystery a team theme?

Ann_Reads Way to go! 🎃 2mo
StayCurious sadly no, unless it has supernatural creatures in it? 2mo
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Moony
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
Gwendy et la bote boutons | Stephen King, Richard Chizmar
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Sorting through my Audible library in search of #scarathlon2022 titles of varying lengths. Definitely not aiming for any Stephen King books. Appropriate as they are, they‘re also damn long. And this is a points game! @StayCurious #teammonstermash

StayCurious Yes, sometimes you have to play smart! 2mo
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Twainy
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I‘m excited to have books 1 & 3!! I enjoyed this trilogy!

The artwork is great!! Love the cover!! The narrator fabulous.

Still have several boxes to open. This one was a surprise, I can‘t wait to get book 2!! I might need to visit my own Wishlist. 😁

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Anya91
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SpeculativeFemale
Gwendy's Button Box, Volume 1: A Novella | Stephen King, Richard Chizmar
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I grew up reading Stephen King, starting with Carrie when I was 11 years old. I read nearly everything he wrote up through the early 2000s before I kind of drifted away. I've recently found my way back, though, and decided to start with something short.

Gwendy's Button Box has a fun premise and a very relatable main character. I loved the tension and the darker moments. I did find the ending a bit unsatisfying, but overall I really liked it.

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Cathyloves2read
Gwendy's Button Box, Volume 1: A Novella | Stephen King, Richard Chizmar
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What a strange little story this was! It‘s a very quick read, since it‘s less tan 180 pages. I thoroughly enjoyed it, as I do most Stephen King books. The story was interesting and creepy. The idea of a button box is intriguing, but I never want one!! This book is part of a series. I‘ll most likely read the others.

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OwenB
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I found out this was the first of a book trilogy so had to check it out. A very quick read but really good. I can‘t wait to dive into book #2.

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Twainy
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🎧 There‘s a short interview with the authors at the end.

What a cool idea. A box that will help you lose weight, pay you, addict you. Perfect length.

Gwendy‘s such an interesting character! She really held a lot of power. I specifically liked the school chapter when she posed the question, WHAT IF!? To the class. And the teacher mentioned that she didn‘t say what she would do? Gwendy said, I don‘t know, that‘s why I asked.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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TheNeverendingTBR
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The story was read very quickly, short chapters of an average of 3 pages long. The plot was told quickly, and we experience more than 10 years in the 120 pages.
The protagonist Gwendy is given a wondrous box by a man called Richard Farris, which - as the title suggests - fulfills wishes and more. The philosophical aspect is also given, as you can reflect on the decisions she made.

I loved it, it was an easy and enjoyable read.

#RF 👀

Smartypants I just read Chizmar‘s book, Chasing the Boogeyman and thought it was excellent. It kept me very engaged. I‘ll have to check this one outs. Thanks for sharing! 14mo
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BoleyBooks
Gwendy's Button Box, Volume 1: A Novella | Stephen King, Richard Chizmar
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Tackle the TBR 🤓📚#boleybooks #richardchizmar #gwendysbuttonbox #bookbeast #bookjoy #readwithme #Litsy
What are you reading? 😊

BoleyBooks @SW-T books and food (and books about food) always a great combo 😊 2y
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SerenaCrawford
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2020 read great book 📚🤩 first in the series

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Oldschool_millenial
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Another bit of whimsy, but very definitely for a mature audience, and a nice quick read. King's and Chizmar's styles meld seamlessly into one narrative voice and it is lovely. This is the first in a trilogy, but it's also a nice standalone. It also includes a (very) short Stephen King story that is delightfully twisted. In this audio, there's also a recorded conversation between the two authors about the writing of the book.

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candc320
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2nd book down on my #bookspinbingo board for November, plus it‘s my #bookspin book! And it‘s only the 5th!! This was a fun, quick listen that has all the supernatural and horror elements you expect from a Stephen King story. It had a nice conclusion even though I‘m pretty sure there‘s a sequel to it. Not sure where that would go but I‘d go along for the ride! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Great progress!! 2y
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BookwormAHN
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This was a great story about Gwendy who lives in Castle Rock and is given a magic box. Also the story of The Music Room was included. Its about a selfish couple during the great depression. 31pts
#AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
#Scarathlon2020 #TeamHarkness @StayCurious

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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Rissa1
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Super Quick audio before bed. Short, but not boring. Enough King to make the story odd, but not so much that there was an abundance of disturbing detail. 4⭐ #Scarathon2020 #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

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tjwill
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This novella was magical and ominous—when she is twelve years old, Gwendy receives a small box from a mysterious stranger. The box has buttons and levers with different magical abilities. The powers and responsibility of the box loom over her life for years as it affects how she thinks and acts in many ways.

If you are looking for a quick Stephen King read with creepy vibes, this collab with Richard Chizmar is perfect.

#AuthoraMonth

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vivastory
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I greatly enjoyed the tagged novella. I have yet to read the second volume, Gwendy's Magic Feather, which was authored solely by Chizmar and with an intro by King. Really looking forward to a full-length collaboration.

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Eggs
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This cover says it all-the mysterious stranger who gives Gwendy the magical button box! The setting is the fictional Castle Rock, ME - a favorite of Stephen King.
#authoramonth2020 @Soubhiville
#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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Clwojick
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Finished off this audiobook while cooking breakfast this morning! Surprised that I enjoyed it as much as I did - and will be checking out Gwendys Magic Feather soon. 5pts for #nonteamtheme, and another 5pts for the short story at the end of the audiobook.

11pts for #TeamSlaughter

Points for #readathon time will be calculated later

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FantasyChick
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Finished this pretty quickly this morning. Maggie Stiff is a fantastic narrator!

I enjoyed this. It's not a massive horror story but a snippet into Gwendy's life and the pressures and temptation that come with the responsibility of something with the power the button box has.

If King teaches us nothing else: beware the dark man!
More horror than thriller so 5pts and another for The Music Room short at the end!

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Clwojick Woohoo! I hope to listen to this one tomorrow! Sadly I‘m at work for the rest of the evening now 😭 I just want to be at home reading! 2y
FantasyChick @Clwojick Boo! That sucks. Luckily, my boss usually doesn't care if I listen to audiobooks at work as long as it doesn't interfere with my day. On a good, busy day like today....I can get a lot of time in, if I'm in the mood 😉 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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FantasyChick
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I'm in the office today and have a ton of stuff to do so today's audio plan are these 2 books. Gwendy's Button Box wasn't on my list but my hold came in last night and it's not a big book so it shouldn't take long to listen to.

#Scarathlon2020 #screamathon #teamslaughter

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@Clwojick

Clwojick I Let You Go was so good!!!! 2y
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phantomx
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I quite enjoyed this book, and it got me thinking a lot towards the end.

In the summer of 1974, in the town of Castle Rock, Gwendy Peterson meets a man in a black hat and coat named Mr. Farris, who reveals to Gwendy a magical button box. This box offers Gwendy solutions to her personal issues. However, the box also comes with the responsibility of the buttons, which can lead catastrophic events and horrific power.

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phantomx
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Been wanting to hop back into the horror genre (and get some books that have been in my TBR pile out of the way too).

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NatalieR
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Enjoyed this novella and loved the character of Gwendy. My husband, @mypoesoul, gave me this copy signed by Richard Chizmar for Christmas one year. #MountTBR

vivastory Nice! I loved this one & I'm looking forward to reading the follow-up 3y
NatalieR @vivastory Thanks! Me too! 3y
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vivastory
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I loved this Dark Tower novella that takes place not on Mid-World, but in Castle Rock. King is frequently accused of overwriting, but having recently read & loved The Mist & now this volume, it's safe to say that his novellas are among the finest in the genre. I can't wait for his new collection to be released on Tuesday & I will definitely be checking out the follow-up to the tagged book.

Lizpixie Oh, I didn‘t realise this was a Dark Tower book! #stacked 3y
vivastory @Lizpixie I should probably clarify, it's more of a novella featuring a DT character rather than a full blown DT book. I thought it was still wonderful & definitely recommend. 3y
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vivastory
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Last night I listened to two Stones 70s albums: Exile On Main Street & Sticky Fingers. The above is the second book I've read today that mentions 70s Rolling Stones. If it's a sign, I'm not sure what it means... except... listen to more classic rock? 🤔😂

JanuarieTimewalker13 I love when synchronicity happens with books! 3y
readordierachel God, Sticky Fingers is a good album. Thanks for the reminder. 3y
vivastory @readordierachel I was floored by it. I heard it many many years ago & I don't know if I ever really appreciated how brilliant it is. 3y
Suet624 It was fun to see them on Saturday night. 3y
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Linsy
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Oh my gosh! This book doesn't have a sad ending, per se, but I wouldn't call it a happy one. There's one part about a friend that -- if you've read it you know which part I mean -- truly broke my heart. We always wonder if we'd done something different what the outcome would be; but, as Mr. Ferris says, “You can if things until you go crazy.“ As someone with an anxiety disorder, this is my daily struggle. #lmpbc #groupq #sadending #marchmadness

Linsy @JenLovesJT47, I'm sending this off to you tomorrow, I swear! 3y
JenlovesJT47 I love this book so much!! In my top 5 faves of all time. Richard Chizmar wrote a sequel that came out a few months ago and it is very good. And no rush! I‘m in the process of moving this week so I‘m not in a hurry to get it back. (You can still send it to the same address though, it‘s my parents‘ house). I was thinking maybe we can all pick our books for the next round and send them together, what do you think ? 3y
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Linsy @JenlovesJT47 I like it! Glad you're not annoyed. I'll post a few from my shelf that I've been meaning to get to and see which one's y'all like the look of. Good luck with your move!!! We're in the process as well, which is why I'm just now realizing that I should give y'all my parents-in-law's address while we're in flux. I'll email you, @bookwormjillk, but I'll still be here to get the Gaiman back. The new address will be for the next round!! (edited) 3y
Bookwormjillk @Linsy I mailed it a few weeks back. Did you not get it? 3y
Linsy @Bookwormjillk Let me check my parcel box. I'm super bad at getting my mail, sorry! I'll check back tomorrow. 3y
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Tianarose
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Next up.

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Lots_O_Books
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I listened to this on Audible and really enjoyed it!

#stephenking #stephenkingbooks #gwendysbuttonbox

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Bookwormjillk
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I read this as part of #lmpbc and really liked it. It‘s a great short story. I‘m also really excited to see that there‘s a part 2 coming out on Monday! Great timing!

JenlovesJT47 I freaking love this book! I read the sequel a couple of months ago and it‘s very good! ❤️ 3y
Bookwormjillk @JenlovesJT47 it‘s out already? Cool! Maybe it‘s just the kindle edition coming out Monday 3y
JenlovesJT47 Yeah, I had seen it was coming out this year but then I saw it at the library in the new releases as I was passing by, made my day! 3y
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shadowspeak17
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1. I‘m in between books at the moment.
2. Tagged
3. I managed to complete #booked2019 this year and I read 60 books which is a new record for me. 😄
#weekendreads

Cinfhen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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shadowspeak17
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I‘ve been meaning to give Stephen King a try for ages, but I never got around to it before, so I‘m really glad I got to read this for #lmpbc #groupq . This was a quick, enjoyable read that‘s left me wanting to finally get to the Stephen King short story collection that‘s been sitting on my shelf for a decade. 😅

@bookwormjillk I‘m planning to mail this to you sometime this week. I‘ll let you know when I do.

#catsoflitsy #Phoenix

Reagan Kitty ❤️ 3y
JenlovesJT47 One of my absolute favorite books! The sequel just came out recently ❤️ 3y
TrishB @JenlovesJT47 have you read the sequel? I‘m not sure whether to buy as no King involvement. 3y
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Linsy I‘m excited to try! I‘m the same — I‘ve never tried Stephen King, but always meant to! 3y
JenlovesJT47 @TrishB I did! It‘s not as good as the first one but still quite good imo 🤗 3y
TrishB @JenlovesJT47 thanks- I may wait for an offer! 3y
shadowspeak17 @JenlovesJT47 Cool, I‘ll have to check it out! :) 3y
shadowspeak17 @Bookwormjillk I just mailed this yesterday, and I emailed you the tracking number. It should get to you by Friday. :) 3y
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shadowspeak17
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@JenlovesJT47 the books are here! Thanks for the card! 😊 I‘ll probably be starting Gwendy this week.
Merry Christmas, ladies!
#lmpbc #groupq

JenlovesJT47 🤗 3y
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Mccall0113
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I made a bookish thing

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JenlovesJT47
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Thank you so much for the sweet card and bookmarks @shadowspeak17 !! 🤗 I can‘t wait to read The Birds. Gwendy will be going in the mail next week! #LMPBC

shadowspeak17 Yay! I‘m looking forward to it! 😊 3y
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BBowling
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Oh, Stephen King, thank you!! A button box with the potential to make bad things happen. A button for each country. Buttons to destroy people, provide diet chocolate, dispense silver dollars - such intoxicating choices! This reading makes one consider our own powerful weapons. How should we, or should we, use them.

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SMH86
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Good quick read. Page turning story and short enough for me to finish in one afternoon at the pool. Interesting concept.

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wordynoodles
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I loved this. Typical Stephen King...

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mnjacques
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Finished this gem in one sitting. It's a light easy read that has an interesting plot. I absolutely loved it

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Meaw_catlady
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Really enjoyed this story. Dark yet innocent. Is it a daydream or nightmare? What would you do if the button box was yours?

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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#TheReadingRush : Read a book you meant to read last year
I've been meaning to read this book since it was published, but for some reason never got around to it.
It was a quick fun read with just the right amount of mystery, suspense, and magic to keep you engaged.
I've also combined the #24B4Monday Readathon to my #TheReadingRush; because I was falling behind. Gaining 02:30:37

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fybawksheyk
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This was a quick little read, but not bad, to say the least. Ah, this tapped into some of my greatest worries/fears (of which there are many), but it still was intriguing regardless of how short it was. So much responsibility put on a twelve year old girl; I couldn‘t do it. 😳

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Melkyl
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I really enjoyed this quick novella from Stephen King and Richard Chizmar. The story was very intriguing. It was easy to put myself in the story and try to imagine how I would have responded to the choices Gwendolyn faced. Very interesting, and a perfect way to begin my summer of reading.

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GatheringBooks
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#MayMovieMagic Day 27: Gwendy was given a button box by a mysterious stranger. #YouGiveMeSomething. This box dispenses vintage coins that are worth more than enough to send you through college, and several more buttons that has the power to destroy each of the continent it represents, another button that provides you with anything you want, and a black button to destroy the world. What would you do with it? My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-hSf

Cinfhen King is generally good at moral dilemmas. 4y
TrishB A great read - just not long enough! 4y
rohit-sawant @TrishB Still haven't read this one yet 🙈 Did you hear about the upcoming sequel by Richard Chizmar? Just read about it recently. 4y
TrishB @rohit-sawant just Chizmar? Not sure it‘s the same without the King input 🤷‍♀️ but we‘ll see! 4y
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spookysara
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One of my prized possessions is a poster I rescued (stole) from my previous workplace.

Bookladylinda So cool!!!! 😍😍😍 4y
GatheringBooks it is gorgeous! 4y
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DarcysMom
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#audiobook
#overdrive

BookBabe I agree! Loved this one. I did audio too. 👍🏻 4y
Bookladylinda I loved this one!!! 4y
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